Enders, Donald L., Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel, Porter, Larry C.
Return to the Joseph Smith Family Farm
Religious Studies Center, BYU
This article, set up in a question-answer style, records the interviews of Donald L. Enders and Larry C. Porter by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel. Enders discusses his first visit to the Smith farm site, his involvement in the decision to rebuild the frame house and outbuildings, the information used to reconstruct the log cabin, the importance of the site in the lives of the Smith family, and the timing and location of the first vision. Porter discusses his involvement in finding the exact locations of the Joseph Smith Sr. original log home, the Peter Whitmer Sr. log home, and other notable sites; the mission he and his wife served at the historical sites; how records of the time help support Joseph Smith Jr.'s history; as well as the timing and location of the first vision.